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Ethiopian Airlines Becomes First to Repair GEnx Engine in Africa

Ethiopian Maintenance & Engineering Services has become the first MRO service provider in Africa with capability to repair the GEnx Engine which powers the Boeing 787 aircraft.

The first GEnx engine repaired at Ethiopian Maintenance & Engineering Services facility makes the airline among one of very few GEnx Repair shops in the GE MRO global network.

This newly developed capability will enable Ethiopian MRO to overhaul the GEnx engines of not just their Boeing 787 fleet but also those of other airlines in the world operating Boeing 787 aircraft powered by the GEnx engine.

Currently, Ethiopian Maintenance & Engineering Services which is the largest and oldest aircraft maintenance centre in Africa, performs airframe, engine, component and line maintenance.

Its base maintenance facilities have the FAA PART 145 Repair Station approval since 1968 and are approved for the maintenance of B737, B757, B767, B777, B787, Q400 and A350 aircraft models.

Ethiopian MRO also holds EASA PART 145 approval for both base and line maintenance at Addis Ababa for B737NG, B757, B767 and B777. The base facility also has the accreditation of Boeing and Bombardier as approved service facility.

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